Sulla: Last Dictator before Julius Caesar and the End of the Roman Republic

He set the stage for Julius Caesar to later seize political power through force and end Republican Rome. Introduction Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix[2,3,4] 138–78 BC), known commonly as Sulla, was a Roman general and statesman and one of the canonical figures of Roman history. He had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice,[…]

Sulla’s Reforms as Dictator in the Ancient Roman Republic

The political climate was marked by civil discord and rampant political violence. By Jesse SifuentesHistorian Introduction Lucius Cornelius Sulla (l. 138 – 78 BCE) enacted his constitutional reforms (81 BCE) as dictator to strengthen the Roman Senate’s power. Sulla was born in a very turbulent era of Rome’s history, which has often been described as[…]